January 22, 2017 Subject:
Somewhat Sophisticated Narration
Unexpectedly, this film shows the grim side of industry with shacks that people live in and also scoffs at wealthy waterfront homes as pretentious. Great shots of a variety of vessels and the fish market.
This is a great little doc which perfectly preserves
and delivers the mood, knowledge, and "feel" of
the waterfront in 1937.
This documentary is written and structured to report the current status of the NYC waterfront as it is.
About one minute is spent showing sections populated
by homeless persons, and you'll be surprised how direct the announcer is in describing how society
feels toward them.
That one minute alone testifies to the honesty,
clarity and above all historical value that
this little film naturally manifests.
I downloaded the 280MB MPEG2 and got it with
This one will be in my archives for life.
March 6, 2006 Subject:
Pre World War II film about Manhattan's Waterfront. Tries to be realistic. It not only showing the impressive things, but the negative-such as the the poor who graviatate in the area. I find this over all production somewhat too heavy.
November 28, 2003 Subject:
Go to Manhattan: See the homeless!
Curious doc about the landmarks littering Manhattan's shorelines. We see the usual, tugboats, large ships, the stockyards, the fish market and the Brooklyn Bridge. But then the film sort of turns dark and explores the seedier side, with many images of the homeless and some derilct shelters built. Kind of makes you wonder what the whole purpose of this is. Definitely not a travelogue, a little too fluffy to be a social statement..